Knowledge is Power

Do you remember Schoolhouse Rock? On this Saturday morning TV show we heard a boy shout, ‘Knowledge is power!’ as he morphed into a superhero. Wise words, indeed.
 

Lake Forest Academy Screening

by T-Ann Pierce, volunteer

As volunteers, our main objective is to give as many EKGs as possible, but we cannot help but walk away from each testing without personal stories.

Lake Forest Academy provided many such stories. With an international student body, there were many kids who gave their weight in kilos and height in centimeters. Thank goodness for conversion apps!

Lake Forest Academy Screening

by T-Ann Pierce, volunteer

As volunteers, our main objective is to give as many EKGs as possible, but we cannot help but walk away from each testing without personal stories.

Lake Forest Academy provided many such stories. With an international student body, there were many kids who gave their weight in kilos and height in centimeters. Thank goodness for conversion apps!

EKG Screening at Halas Hall

by T-Ann Pierce, volunteer

There is a scene in one of my favorite movies, Caddy Shack, when the entrance of a beautiful woman tames the entire rowdy, rambunctious crowd of caddies. In her presence, the raunchy behavior transforms immediately into that of an elegantly choreographed synchronized swim team. That is what screening was like at the Chicago Bears PNC Center at Halas Hall, July 29.

10th Annual Maxtravaganza

The 10th annual Maxtravaganza, presented by  NorthShore University HealthSystem Cardiovascular Institute, was held on Saturday, June 20 at Lake Forest Sportscars. 

Buy Maxtravaganza Tickets

Support the Max Schewitz Foundation by attending the Maxtravaganza at Lake Forest Sportscars June 20th, 2015. Tickets are $75 each and include drinks, appetzers, dinner, heads and tails game and access to our auctions.

There will be one winning ticket drawn at the Maxtravaganza. On that ticket will be the winner's name and their pick of one our live auction items or $3,500. Have you seen our live auction items? Pretty sure you're going to want a raffle ticket.

Make Mom Smile

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Max Schewitz Foundation.

Use the link below to great Mother's Day gift ideas in support of Max Schewitz Foundation.

Screens for Teens Completes Nearly 50,000 EKG Tests

We recently concluded our Screens for Teens program for the fall 2014 school year.  The free school-wide EKG screening program has now tested 49,545 students and found more than 1,050 students who required further medical evaluation.  

 

Nick Mancuso Joins the Board of Directors

Nick Mancuso, a lifelong friend of Max’s and professional racecar driver, has joined our board of directors as Director of Conservation Causes for the Max Schewitz Foundation. He will bring his years of expertise as an animal caretaker, herpetologist and overall adventurer to this new role. Nick is looking forward to bringing new ideas to the board that could grow our conservation mission. Additionally, Nick will develop sponsorship platforms learned from his racing career to help the foundation form new partnerships to support ongoing screenings and other endeavors.  

2014-15 Screens for Teens Schedule

School is back in session and unfortunately that means thousands of young adults in the United States will die due to a hidden cardiac condition.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 will die of sudden cardiac arrest in the coming year.  It’s the leading cause of death on school property.